Get Out and Join the Fun!

Looking for great hands-on learning experiences for your children this summer? Want to find a cure for “Nature Deficit Disorder” and get them outdoors, exploring, and having fun? Get your little ones connected (or re-connected) with the land and the world around us with one or many of the following Nature Net offerings:

Nature Net Summer Camps

Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Nature Discovery Camps Ages: 2-16

Bring your child to join us for a summer of adventure and hands-on learning they’ll never forget with nature discovery summer camps for preschoolers and elementary schoolers and action-packed outdoor adventure camps for middle schoolers! Find out more…

Bethel Horizons
Youth Programs Grades: K-11

A variety of overnight camps with variety of fun! Stay in a tee-pee, learn to play guitar, hike the trails, learn about nature, create crafts and pottery, swim, sun and meet new friends. Find out more…

Cave of the Mounds
Camp Brigham Ages: 7-12

Camp Brigham is a science and nature focused day camp located at Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark and Brigham Farm in beautiful Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. Campers participate in themed activities all around the grounds including our historic Barn Discovery Center, Interpretive Nature Trails, and the underground cave environment.

Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens
Summer Garden Camp Ages: 7-11

Calling all 7-11 year-olds! Come play and grow with us at Troy Gardens this summer! We will explore the winding prairie paths, build forts in the forest, grow delicious food and prepare healthy snacks together in the garden.  Join us for one week, or the whole summer! Find out more…

Henry Vilas Zoo
Summer Zoo School Grades: Pre-K-6+

Students will be introduced to some of Henry Vilas Zoo’s most fascinating residents through animal encounters, behind-the-scenes and guided tours, and exciting classroom lessons and activities. Zoo members get a discounted rate and priority registration. Find out more…

Madison Children’s Museum
Summer Camps Grades: 1-6

Madison Children’s Museum’s summer day camps are the perfect combination of fun and learning! Day camps, Museum overnight, and two-week Musical Theater camp. Scholarships available. Find out more…

Upham Woods
4H Camps Ages: varied

Educational opportunities for youth, youth leaders and adults through programs focused on environmental and leadership education. Featuring life skills development that build on the 4-H goals of competence, confidences, connection, caring and character. Contact your county’s 4H agent to book your summer fun. Find out more…

UW Arboretum
Earth Focus Day Camp Ages: 3-14

Earth Focus Day Camp continues to create outstanding summer nature programs for children ages 3-14. With more than 1,200 acres containing many different habitats including the oldest restored tall grass prairie in the world, the Arboretum is the perfect place for fun, hands-on learning experiences with native Wisconsin plants, animals, habitats, history and restoration. Find out more…

Welty Environmental Center
Big Hill Adventure Camp Ages: 5-12

The City of Beloit and Welty Environmental Center combined forces to bring you a summer packed full of great nature and recreation activities. Come hike, bike, swim, fish, explore, kayak, bird watch, craft, experiment, collect, garden, and more. We will spend part of the time at Big Hill Park, take weekly field trips around Beloit to Krueger Pool, the Lagoon, Pohlman Field, and other local sites.


Statewide Resources

If you’re looking for adventuring and learning across the state, check out these links: